Use this ultimate brownie cheat sheet we’ve developed over our nine years of baking brownies to help you make the best brownies possible every time.
If you’re after satisfaction (not just fulfilling your brownie craving), homemade brownies are the gold standard. Nothing taste better than a batch of freshly made brownies made from scratch, using quality ingredients, and cut into perfection (plus the extra crumbs that are to die for!) Like these:
But when it comes to brownies, we don’t mess around. It isn’t enough that you’ve got the perfect recipe. The process is much more important. You could be doing a few little mistakes that are actually sabotaging the ‘could-have-been’ perfect brownies.
If you’ve tried many times and still trying to make the best brownies at home, you’ve come to the right place. Being the leading provider of premium luxury brownies in Australia, Dello Mano has a few secrets to share with you. After reading this post, you are sure to make your own perfect brownies at home!
We call this the ‘ultimate cheat sheet’ on brownies. Ready? Let’s get started.
Know what you want in a brownie.
You can’t just start baking right away. Remember that brownies come in different variations and to achieve the specific type and texture of brownie that you desire, there are going to be some tweaks in the recipe. So decide now. Do you want your brownies to be thick and fudgy? Do you want it cakelike? Or do you want it chewy? What about blondies? Fudgy brownies require less flour and no leavening like baking powder. On the other hand, cakelike brownies have more flour and leavening agent to produce a lighter and softer texture. Meanwhile, chewy brownies call for more eggs, a combination of chocolates, plus some cocoa powder.
Looking to make the best brownies? When it comes to sweets and comfort food, brownies in our minds here at Dello mano have always been high on the list.
Dello Mano – The Australian Brownie Pioneers
Way back in 2006 when we started Dello Mano, brownies were just dusty little things on the bottom shelf of a couple of stores. Cup cakes were all the rage and yet Bien and I felt so strongly about Brownies, that we decided to pioneer brownies in Australia. We created hand made chocolate brownies and so called our company Dello Mano (corrupted Italian for hand made) . Today brownies are starting to pop up across magazines, cafes and restaurants and now they come in so many varieties. They are sprinkled with chips or nuts, swirled with cream cheese, spiked with coffee or espresso boost, or made plain and simple using different types of chocolates. We are proud to say Dello Mano is the original Classic Luxury Brownie.
What are brownies? No, they couldn’t possibly be simply a flat, baked chocolate dessert. Not even a cross between a cake and a soft cookie. According to us at Dello Mano, Brownies are little slices of heaven, period 🙂 They make us feel happy, period. And they satisfy our sweet tooth (without being too sweet), period!
Today is National Brownie Day. We celebrated here at Dello Mano with our Classic and Mixed Brownie Gift Box giveaways every hour, lots of wonderful brownie and Belgian chocolate tastings and of course our Christmas Brownies, Truffles, Panforte and Christmas Star Belgian Chocolate cookies. There was even a sneak peak at our new Brownie. Continue reading Celebrating National Brownie Day
Monday 8th December is believe it or not, National Brownie Day. I know it’s an American celebration day but in this case, we at Dello Mano are happy to share. We tried doing some research and found that there is very little to support how or why this brownie celebration came about. Interestingly there is also an International Brownie day on the 17th March. At this rate, … Continue reading National Brownie Day
The Palmer House hotel is a Chicago landmark and with a 140 year old history has lots of stories to tell. It was built by Real Estate mogul Potter Palmer as a wedding present for his Kentucky socialite wife, Bertha Honore . It opened in September 26 1871 and tragically just thirteen days later was consumed by the Great Chicago Fire. In a determined response, … Continue reading The Original Brownie
Brownies are full of interesting facts – here are three: 1. The Brownie made its first public appearance in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago. The owner of the Palmer Hotel, Bertha Palmer requested a dessert for ladies lunches such that it could be packed and eaten from lunch boxes The Brownie was introduces in the United States at the end of the … Continue reading 3 Interesting Brownies Facts